Editorial Volunteer - Sportspro

Editorial Volunteer

SportsPro is recruiting a full-time Editorial Volunteer to join the team at its headquarters in London on a three-month voluntary basis. SportsPro is the leading sports business media company across print, digital and events.

Its in-house editorial team is responsible for the production of class-leading output across print and digital platforms, including its flagship magazine SportsPro, published six times a year; an annual business guide to Formula One and Motorsport, several annual industry events; and sportspromedia.com - the world’s leading sports industry news source, and its associated digital channels.

Working under the supervision of the digital editor and supporting the staff writing team, the editorial assistant will contribute on a daily basis to SportsPro's digital platforms, sourcing and writing stories - both smaller news pieces, and longer features; assisting with the production of daily e-newsletters using online e-marketing tools; liaising with the web developer, commercial team, and SportsPro media partners; contributing pieces to the magazine; and supporting the editorial team across a range of other projects, including events.

Key skills:

  • Experience in writing and editing crisp and accurate news copy to deadline
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects to multiple deadlines
  • A strong understanding of sport and the industry behind it
  • A working knowledge of content management systems is essential and knowledge of digital mail-out platforms is preferable
  • Experience using picture editing software is preferable
  • An understanding of social media channels, their varied audiences and uses
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, industry, curiosity and self-motivation

This is an opportunity to gain an outstanding range of experience at a young, dynamic and growing editorial business that would suit a recent graduate or someone looking for a step into journalism.

The full-time role will be based in London, working standard Monday to Friday office hours.

Expenses will be paid but the role is offered on a voluntary basis for a negotiable period. The successful applicant will be considered for future permanent roles where performance and availability allow.

To apply

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please write to us outlining your experience and qualifications in relation to the key skills listed above, as well as a short outline as to why you are interested in this placement. Please send your CV and that covering statement to mmiller@henleymediagroup.com or call 020 7871 0123 and ask for Milly Miller for further information.

Due to the high level of applications we receive we are unable to respond to each application. If you have not heard from us within three weeks, then you have been unsuccessful in getting to the next stage.

About Henley Media Group

SportsPro is part of the Henley Media Group, a successful diversified media business with conferences, exhibitions, online communities and publications serving sectors ranging from renewable energy, sustainability, climate change, maritime, humanitarian aid and disaster relief.